|Document ID (ISN)||109581|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Li X., Sundquist J., Sundquist K.
||Socioeconomic and occupational groups and risk of asthma in Sweden
||Feb. 2008, Vol.58, p.161-168. 33 ref.
||http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/kqn009v1 [in English]
||The objective of this study was to investigate possible associations between hospitalization for asthma, socioeconomic status and occupation in Sweden. A nationwide database was constructed by linking Swedish Census data to the Hospital Discharge Register from 1987 to 2004. The hospital diagnoses of asthma were based on the International Classification of Diseases. Standardized incidence ratios were calculated for different socioeconomic and occupational groups. A total of 13,202 male and 11,876 female hospitalizations for asthma were retrieved for ages above 30 years. The socioeconomic groups with less than nine years of education were associated with a significantly increased risk of hospitalization for asthma. Findings are discussed with reference to specific occupations with increased risk of asthma among men and women.
||Sweden; occupation disease relation; social aspects; risk factors; asthma
||diagnosis; hospitals; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; sex-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)